# How to Generate Stock Indices Signals with Stock Indices Systems

## Stock Indices Signals MT4 Stock Indices Indicator Strategy

The only method of stock indices is through stock index trading signals, It is best to learn how to generate these stock indices signals for yourself, this way you do not have to rely on other stock index traders to generate them for you.

Generating stock index trading signals is not easy and requires you to have a lot of stock indices technical analysis knowledge and experience, but the earlier you start practicing how to generate these stock indices signals for yourself the better it is for you.

A good method of how to practice generating stock index trading signals with stock index trading systems is to open a free practice Indices Trading demo account and test your stock indices signals on this practice account risk free without risking your money, then once you have tested your stock indices strategies and they are profitable on the stock indices demo practice account you can the use these stock indices signals on a live stock index trading account.

The method of how to practice generating these stock indices signals as well as how to back test the stock indices signals on the demo stock indices account using the MetaTrader 4 platform is discussed below:

## So, How Can a Trader Generate Stock Indices Trade Signals?

The best method of generating stock indices signals is through stock index trading systems, You can Learn how to come up with stock index trading systems from the lesson how to create Stock Indices Systems on the right navigation menu under the topics **Stock Indices Trading Key Concepts**.

A stock index trading system is a combination of one or two or more stock indices technical indicators with written stock indices rules of how these stock indices indicators will generate these stock indices signals.

Take an example of the simplest stock indices system or stock indices strategy known as moving average crossover stock indices method. A buy stock indices signal or sell stock indices signal is generated when there is a crossover of the two moving averages; either a buy stock indices signal for an upward moving average crossover or a sell stock indices signal for downward trend.

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The stock indices system example illustrated below shows a stock index trading system using the above moving average strategy combined with the RSI and MACD stock indices indicators to generate buy and sell stock index trades.

**Example of Generating Stock Indices Trading MT4 Free Signals - Stock Indices Trading MT4 Signal Indicator - Stock Indices Signals MT4 Stock Indices Indicator Strategy**

When it comes to generating buy and sell stock indices signals, stock index traders should use simple stock indices systems to generate these stock indices signals.

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## Stock Indices Signals MT4 Stock Indices Indicator Strategy

An example of a simple **stock index trading system that works**, is one that is a combination of:

- Moving average crossover strategy
- RSI
- MACD

The written stock indices rules are:

**Generating Stock Indices Signals Strategy - Stock Indices System Examples**

**Stock Indices Trade Rules:**

**Buy Stock Indices Signal is Generated when:**

- Both Moving averages going up
- RSI value above 50
- MACD above center line

**Sell Stock Indices Signal is Generated when:**

- Both Moving averages going down
- RSI value below 50
- MACD below center-line

**Generating Buy and Sell Stock Indices Trades - Example of a Stock Indices Strategy**

**Exit Signal**

Exit signal is generated when MA, RSI and MACD stock indices indicator give a signal in the opposite direction.

The stock indices chart time frame to use is 1 hour stock indices chart time frame or 15 minutes stock indices chart time frame depending on what type of stock indices trader you are.

For a beginner stock indices trader the above written stock indices rules will give good buy and sell stock indices trade signals, the only thing that a stock indices trader needs to do is to have the discipline to follow the written stock indices signals rules the exact way they are, and wait for a buy or sell stock indices trade transaction to be indicated by your stock indices strategy and **trade after the signals have been generated, not before they are generated.**

## Back Testing

**Generating Stock Indices Signals** with a stock indices system is one of the easiest method to trade stock indices trading , it is the best way that a stock indices beginner can attempt to determine the direction of the stock indices market stock indices trend with a good level of accuracy, and with a little back testing on demo practice account so as to gradually increase the level of accuracy of this stock index trading signals strategy

The best way to back test a stock indices strategy is by following these two steps:

- Stock Indices Trading Paper Trade
- Stock Indices Trading Demo Trade

**Stock Indices Trading Paper Trading**- This method of testing a stock indices system involves placing your stock indices system on the stock index charts, then take the stock index chart back to a particular date, 3 months back for example, and then using this stock indices chart history to determine where your stock indices strategy would have given buy, sell and exit stock indices signals. Write down these points and the profit per stock indices trade transaction on a piece of paper and then calculate the total profit after you have recorded a good number of stock index trades such as 50 paper trades stock indices transactions and determine if your stock indices method is overall profitable, the win ratio, the loss ratio and the **risk:reward**.

This is an ancient method of testing stock indices systems that was used by traditional investors when there was no online stock indices markets or computers for that matter, the stock indices trader would use something like the A3 or A2 paper, graph format paper and draw the trading charts manually (Imagine plotting the charts on your stock indices platform by hand every day or every hour, would you be ready to do that? I doubt) Those investors were hardworking than most, some were so used that they still continue to paper trade the online stock indices market and draw the stock index charts on paper, anyway for our paper method example, just a sample data of 50 stock indices trade transactions is all we need.

A good stock indices tool to use to back test your stock index trading system is known as the **MT4 Stock Indices Step by Step Tool**. Found on the MetaTrader 4 charts toolbar of MT4 platform, If you want to find the charts toolbar on the MT4 platform it is at the top of the MT4 platform. If it is not: Click View (next to file, top left corner of MT4)>> Toolbar >> Charts. Then click the Customize button >> Select Stock Indices Step by Step >> Click Insert >> Close.

**MT4 Stock Indices Platform Chart Tool Bars - How to Trade Stock Indices Trading for Beginners**

**MT4 Chart Tool Bars - Stock Indices Step by Step Button for Back Testing Stock Indices Systems Explained**

Once you get this MT4 stock indices tool you can move your stock indices chart backwards, and use this MT4 stock indices tool to move the stock index charts stock indices step by step while at the same time testing when your stock indices system would have generated either a buy or sell stock indices trade transaction, and where you would have exited the stock indices trade transaction, then write down the amount of profit/loss per stock indices trade transaction and out of a sample number of stock indices transactions you would then **calculate the overall profits/losses generated by the stock indices strategy**.

If your stock indices strategy is profitable on the paper then, it's time to demo stock indices trade and testing if the it is profitable on the real market as it is on paper method. This is the process of testing or back testing a stock indices system.

Writing a Stock Indices Trading Journal

Maintain a Stock Indices Journal to keep track of profitable stock indices trades, and determine why these stock index trades were profitable. And also keep a log of all losing stock indices trades, determine why these stock index trades made a loss and the avoid making these same mistakes the next time you trade using your stock indices strategy.

Tweak your stock indices system until you get a good risk: reward ratio, with the stock indices signals that you generate. Aim for a good risk: reward of 3:1 and a win ratio of above 70% is a good ratio, with good stock indices money management even a stock indices strategy with a win ratio of even 30% i.e. less than half of your stock indices transactions make profit you can still make a profit. You might want to read this topic to know what the table below is all about: Risk : Reward Ratio.

**Risk to Reward Ratio Chart of Stock Index Money Management Strategy - Stock Indices Strategies Explained**

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A **manual stock indices system** is still the best way to generate stock indices signals compared to automated stock indices systems, a manual stock indices strategy is a better method and is also much simpler to implement.

However, other traders prefer automated stock index trading systems and for those then they can check the information on this page MQL5 Stock Index Expert Advisors and automated stock index trading systems.

You can also view our extensive list of ** stock indices strategies topics** that provides you with various methods of buy and sell technical analysis using a number of diverse technical methods, navigate to the Stock Indices Strategies Section.